Definitions for homestretchˈhoʊmˈstrɛtʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line.
Ref: Compare backstretch.
the final phase of any endeavor.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of homestretch:
the end of an enterprise
"they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed"
the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
the final stretch of a race track
the last part of some activity (e.g. a speech)